Ambernath has become one of the fastest growing suburb of North-east Mumbai around Kalyan on the Mumbai - Pune route. Ambernath is part of Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) and home of many national and international companies. Ambernath has never faced any etchnic or religious violence (Pretty Proud of it) and has residents of all religions living peacefully with each other for decades. As a cosmopolitan city, Ambernath is very famous amongst the neighborhood cities for its restaurants.
The name Ambarnath literally means Lord of the sky. Ambarnath is the site of a very old temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, dating back, to 10th century. The temple is carved out of stone in Hemad style construction. Ambarnath lies on Mumbai to Pune railway route. Most people rely on the railway link to commute to Mumbai for work. Like all Mumbai suburbs Ambarnath is divided into east Ambarnath and west Ambarnath by the railway. Ambarnath west is in an industrial zone and is home to hundreds of small and large chemical factories. An Ordnance Factory of the Ordnance Factories Boardhas been established by the Government of India which is one of the reasons for Ambernath developing into a residential neighborhood. A large manufacturing facility of WIMCO, India's largest manufacturer of safety matchsticks, is also located in Ambarnath on the Kalyan-Badlapur Road.
Ambarnath (East) has planned probably one of the largest bungalows area in entire Asia (Suryodaya Housing Society) which contains more than 655 plots and covers around 4 km² of area.The housing society has 4 sections namely Kansai, Saai, Kher, named after former chief minister of Mumbai state Mr. B. G. Kher, who used to stay near to (know for Herambh mandir) and Vadavali. Out of these Kansai and Vadavali were small villages in the past. The area in the west was named Javsai and the one in east was known Kansai. Ambarnath east was once a